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International Rescue Committee UK is the European headquarters of the IRC global network. We support people uprooted by conflict or natural disaster to rebuild their lives quickly, safely and with dignity.

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  • Inside the Iraq crisis: Mother gives birth in a bathroom

    More than half a million Iraqis have been uprooted by the violence of Islamic State militants since early June. The International Rescue Committee is providing clean water, medicine, protection services and emergency financial assistance to those who have fled to the northern Kurdistan region and across the Syrian border. Some 400,000... Read more

  • Crisis in Iraq: Fleeing across the mountains to escape death

    Sulayman from Tel Azair village near Sinjar town, fled into the Sinjar mountain with his wife and eight children (oldest 23, youngest only 10 months) after Islamic State fighters attacked his village. In total they spent eight days in the mountain before they were able to find their way to... Read more

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